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Bob & Maggie
We want to say that we are thankful you are reading our profile. We honor and respect the decision you have made for yourself and for your child. Even though we do not know you yet, we pray for you and think about you constantly. Our family would love to bring a little one in to our lives of beautiful chaos and endless love. To us family isn't an important thing it is everything.
Why We Chose Adoption
We have always been excited to have a family and could not wait to be parents. Once we started the process of having a family, we quickly became pregnant. We were elated! Unfortunately, at the 12 week ultrasound we found out our baby had passed. This happen to us two more times for a total of three miscarriages in seven months. We were devastated and we kept praying that a miracle would come.
A blessing came to us one year later after our last miscarriage in the form of our daughter. With the birth of our daughter came postpartum depression for Maggie. She struggled with it and with the loss of the miscarriages in such a short amount of time. We were worried about how another child/birth would affect her afterwards. Maggie became pregnant again, had our son and again struggled with postpartum depression. Thankfully, this time we were better equipped and sought out help.
Our Favorite Vacation Spot
Our family loves to travel and our favorite vacation spot is Walt Disney World! We actually got married and honeymooned there. We continued to go back year after year and will continue to do so as long as we are able.
Both of our children went as infants and then as they grew up, so we are accustomed to bringing small children with us and love every minute of it! Our favorite park for the kids is Magic Kingdom because there is so much to do for all age groups and each kid prefers different rides so everyone is happy. We cannot agree on our favorite park because our tastes are different. Bob loves Epcot because of the Frozen ride, Test Track, and the variety of food. Maggie much prefers Hollywood Studios because she loves to ride Tower of Terror and Rocking rollercoaster, in addition to watching the Villain show and Indiana Jones.
We tend not to stay at the same hotel every time we go because the experience of the different hotels helps to make our trip spectacular. Some of our favorites are Fort Wilderness, Old Key West and Beach Club, with our go to being Boardwalk. Boardwalk has a special place in our hearts because we were married there plus the proximity to Hollywood Studios and Epcot! We would love to bring another child to Disney with us!
Qualities We Love, Admire and Respect in Each Other
Maggie About Bob: Bob won my heart over the day he met my dad. My father had Parkinson's/Dementia and Bob walked right up to him, shook his hand and talked to him about everything they had in common. My father was unable to respond to Bob, but Bob did not care. He treated my hero with such kindness and respect even though others dismissed him very quickly because of his disease. That day I knew Bob was my forever. Bob is loyal, dedicated, strong, generous and secure. I have seen all of these qualities intensify over the last 16 years. He is my and our children's safe place, the person we go to for a hug or a comforting word, our rock in the storms that have come our way. He was always a wonderful man but as a father, his heart belongs to our children and the smile on their faces shows me they feel the same way.
Bob About Maggie: Maggie is selfless. She gives of herself to others more than any other person I know. She puts the kids and I far above her own needs. She loves the kids deeply and does the most important job a parent can do, puts her time and energy into their lives. Our kids never lack for attention and they know their mom is always there for them and that she loves them deeply. Even though she doubts herself at times, Maggie is both beautiful on both the outside and inside.
Our House and Neighborhood
We live in the wonderful state of Maryland. We are an outdoorsy family and enjoy hunting, fishing, boating and going to parks for walks. We are very grateful for being so close to several parks with trails and playgrounds along with both of our separate families are close to the water and have acreage to explore.
Our community has about 25 families with a TON of children of all ages from infants to high schoolers. We are very close with many of the families and are constantly social with them. It is a daily thing to see a whole group of kids ranging in ages running around in a large group. Our community does sparklers for holidays, food trucks in the summer, neighborhood trick or treating, and pool parties. We have a park with a playground and walking trails less than a mile from our home that we love to go to.
Our home is at the end of a cul-de-sac where there is very little car traffic which makes for a very safe environment for kids to play outside and ride bikes. We have a two story house with a basement. It has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a large playroom/living room with an open kitchen and dining room. The basement has a separate bedroom, bathroom and living space for our family and friends when they come to visit which is quite often. Our home is great for a family with plenty of space for energetic children.
Our Extended Families
We have a large close knit family that mostly lives in state with us. Both of our families are excited about more children and fully embrace this adoption journey.
Bob's family is large with 22 people and counting! His parents are doting grandparents and have the philosophy of the more grandkids the better. Bob's 5 brothers and sisters love children and when we all get together it is an amazing testimony to the love of his parents and the blessing God he has given to them. Our favorite tradition is Christmas and opening presents. The whole family crams into a living room and for about 4 to 5 hours opens a single present one at a time. It is a long process involving several breaks for food and to remove trash but it has to be one of the funniest because someone always hands a gift out of order or the bag is not labeled so the gift giver has to go digging to find out what the present is and who it belongs to.
Maggie's family is smaller to include her mom, sister (and her family) and her grandparents. It may be a smaller group at only 8 but love is still very much present along with laughter and support. One of our favorite moments with Maggie's family is the kids playing outside in a kiddie pool with water toys and splashing all around. It was just a relaxing and joyful time.
From Us to You
Thank you for looking at our profile and we hope that you will consider us as a part of your future for you and your child. We respect and honor the choice you are considering right now and we pray that you find the best match for your child even if it is not us. Since the day the idea of adoption was placed on our hearts, we have been thinking about you; wondering who you are, looking forward to getting to know you and praying for your journey of pregnancy and adoption.
We have been married for 10 years and were together for 6 year prior to that. We met when we were 16 and 19 and are currently 32 and 36. We have been through several hardships in our time together to include: two years of academy training, the death of Bob's grandfather, the death of Maggie's grandfather and father, the loss of three babies to miscarriage, a traumatic birth with our daughter, a scary start to our son's delivery, two bouts of severe postpartum depression for Maggie and two jobs that can be demanding at times.
We share this information with you to let you know who we are and what we stand for in our lives and our relationships. We do not back down when times get hard, we persevere and push forward to achieve our goals for our family and for ourselves. Family and faith are what we stand on and use to motivate us through the rough times. We love intensely, we work hard to show our children that love because we know how difficult it was to have children.
If you choose us, your child will be entering a family who knows family does not mean blood or marriage but love and loyalty. We mentioned our faith earlier and we want to share a Bible verse with you: Esphesians 1:4-5 "For He choose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight. In love he predestined us to be adopted as His sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with His pleasure and will." Under this belief, God adopted us into His family through love and sacrifice. He has called us worthy and deserving of His inheritance equal to His own son Jesus Christ. He chose us to be His children before we were created, before we took our first breath. He loves us and sacrificed His own life so we could be brought into this family, this family that is based on love. A love that protects, trusts, hopes and perseveres.
We have been blessed with stability, a support system, means to provide, faith, and the ability to love. We will love your child, provide for him or her, create a life that you wished for your baby. We want to bring your child into our family and give him or her the same benefits and blessings we have been given by God.
We would be excited for you to share in this child's life moving forward, whether that be through letters, emails, phone calls and text messages. We want them to know who you are and to know your background because that is a big part of who they are as well as who they will be in the future.
We are praying for you, praying that you will find peace and comfort in your decision, praying for health in your pregnancy and labor and praying that you will find the right match for your child and for the family that you will be connected to forever through love.
Bob & Maggie